Definition of Mauritanian

1. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Mauritania.

Group relationships: Islamic Republic Of Mauritania, Mauritania, Mauritanie, Muritaniya
Generic synonyms: African

2. Adjective. Of or related to the island or country of Mauritius or its inhabitants. "Mauritanian tropical fish"
Exact synonyms: Mauritian
Derivative terms: Mauritania, Mauritian, Mauritius, Mauritius
Partainyms: Mauritius, Mauritius, Mauritius, Mauritius

Definition of Mauritanian

1. Noun. A person from Mauritania or of Mauritanian descent. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to Mauritania, the Mauritanian people or the Mauritanian language. ¹

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Mauritanian Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mauritanian

Maurice Barrymore
Maurice Chevalier
Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins
Maurice Ravel
Maurice Utrillo
Maurice Wilkins
Maurice de Vlaminck
Mauriceau's manoeuvre
Mauriceau-Levret manoeuvre
Mauritanian monetary unit
Mauritian Creole
Mauritian monetary unit
Mauritian rupee
Mauthner's cell
Mauthner's sheath

Literary usage of Mauritanian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Lusiad: An Epic Poem by Luís de Camões, Thomas Moore Musgrave (1826)
"Thyself, O hapless mauritanian, Deceive not with the hope thou yet mayst till Iberia's fertile fields; for Alcacer, And Serpa, Moura, Elvas, all have fall'n ..."

2. Mauritania's Campaign of Terror: State-Sponsored Repression of Black Africans by Janet Fleischman (1994)
"This incident — for which Senegal held mauritanian authorities responsible, although Mauritania repeatedly denied it — sparked a chain of events that ..."

3. British Mammals: An Attempt to Describe and Illustrate the Mammalian Fauna by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1903)
"The aurochs, or northern form of Bos taurus, was probably a larger animal than the mauritanian ox.1 In its finest development in Britain and Germany it was ..."

4. Human Rights Watch World Report 1992 by Human Rights Watch (Organization (1991)
"The only human rights organization that exists in Mauritania is the pro-government mauritanian League for Human Rights, which rarely criticizes the ..."

5. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"To this end ambassadors were despatched to the mauritanian court, who intimated to Bocchus ' that it would be highly imprudent to come to a rupture with the ..."

6. Protectors Or Pretenders?: Government Human Rights Commissions in Africa by Binaifer Nowrojee (2001)
"Why don't they recognize the thirteen independent mauritanian NGOs? ... 6 If the mauritanian commission is to have any chance of becoming an effective body ..."

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